How would you like to have a smartphone for less than the price of a large pizza at your local fast food chain? Well, if you’re willing to put up with some cut corners, then there’s a deal out there for you. Walmart is selling a pair of $10 pre-paid Tracphone smartphones. That’s right, that’s the cheapest possible smartphone available out there today, and probably the cheapest one that isn’t fully subsidized by a carrier.
The two phones are called the the LG “Sunrise” L15G and LG “Lucky” LG16, both locked to Tracphone’s services. The two phones are basically the same, with one being GSM and one being CDMA. Neither phone supports 4G, but both connect to wireless internet and both are similarly featured, with a a 3.8-inch LCD screen, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3MP rear camera, a 1540 mAh battery, and 4GB of storage with the capacity to add a micro-SD card (the phones come with a 4GB card to increase storage space). There’s no selfie camera, and there aren’t a lot of bells and whistles to the phones, which run off two-year-old Android builds.
So the phones aren’t the newest or the best, but did you get your smartphone for $10 without a contract? More than likely not, unless you’ve been shopping at Walmart.